Constitution

The Benefits of its Restrictions on the Government Outweigh the Costs.

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2015
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UNITED STATES v. STEVENS April 2010 Since its enactment, the First Amendment has permitted restrictions on a few historic categories of speech–including obscenity, defamation, fraud, incitement, and speech integral to criminal conduct–that “have never been thought to raise any Constitutional problem,” Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, 315 U. S. 568, 572. …But the First Amendment’s free speech […]

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BlogObservation of the Day – the intentions of Obama?

by Skip May 4, 2015

Emphasis mine: Elizabeth Price Foley wonders whether Obama is actually going to create his “national” police force in contravention of Congress and the Constitution. Then again, we already know Obama has no regard for the Constitution and never has. I figure if he succeeds in creating his own Geheim Staatz Polizei that the Obamajugend won’t […]

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Here are those Republican faces that voted against SB116 “Constitutional Carry”

by Skip April 29, 2015

Yep, she’s one – top row second from the Left: NH State Rep. Debra DeSimone (R): “The Constitution is a guideline” And obviously, a guideline that was disregarded.  And Harold, I am very disappointed in you.  And yes, Spanos is from my county (good grief!). Previous posts on today’s SB116 news here and here.  (H/T: […]

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603 Alliance – Congressman Steve King

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2015
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Congressman Steve King (R- Iowa) speaks at the 603 Alliance Grassroots Summit about restoring American exceptionalism, defending the constitution, respect for the rule of law, the need to defeat radical Islam, and more… Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or Stitcher.

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Dr. Betsy McCaughey and Jack Kimball

by Skip April 21, 2015

Phew!  I’m still not through processing the videos from Sunday’s 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit but I’ve done enough to start posting them up.  Pretty much all day, too, without running out!  The first speaker was nationally known (and ‘Grok fave) Dr. Betsy McCaughey, Constitutional scholar and Obamacare expert and was followed by Jack Kimball (former […]

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Thoughts on Hillary’s Loft Pronouncements in Iowa today

by Skip April 14, 2015

(Image H/T: Powerline)   Yes, lots of ridicule is being made of her “new and fun” logo (as N.A.F. is what the campaign’s marketing is trying make of a 68 year old coattailer that’s been in politics for 20 years without a singular achievement to point to other than flying 1,000,000 at taxpayer expense while Secretary […]

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GrokTV Event: US Senator Ted Cruz – Questions 5 & 6

by Skip March 21, 2015

From last week’s Ted Cruz event comes a couple of more questions from the audience: Question 5 – From former NH GOP Chair Jack Kimball: “will you push MORE against Obama’s Constitutional Lawlessness? Question 6 – From a teacher:  what would you do about Common Core?    Previous videos:

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GrokTALK! Interview with Senator Ted Cruz

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2015
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This is the interview Senator Ted Cruz called “..the most substantive, serious conversation I’ve had in terms of a discussion of the issues,”  and he went on to “complement the degree of depth we got into on constitutional issues.” Here’s the interview.  Listen to the entire broadcast here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and […]

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Liberty Forum part VII – Alvin and the Constitution

by Steve MacDonald March 17, 2015
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Alvin C, who donated to the cause so we could buy a new headset for the program,  joins us for a conversation about the rule of Law and the constitution as the highest law.  We also touch on keeping your oath, King v. Burwell, and why words need to mean something.   Follow us on […]

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Joe Biden – Guns and Rights or Something

by Steve MacDonald March 17, 2015
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This is two years old but still relevant. The Low Information voter’s Ambassador to America, Joe Biden, has a few “facts” to share with us about guns, and rights, and gun owners, and constitutional rights, and stuff. (1m 9s) H/T Roland Six – c/o Facebook

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Constitution

by Skip March 9, 2015

Instead of Government limiting itself according to the Constitution, it always seems to want to be limiting us instead. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Headline is good – the reason is better.

by Skip February 27, 2015

Kansas Senate Votes to Eliminate Concealed Carry Licensing Requirement “Today we must vote, and when in doubt, I believe that if we err, we ought to do so on the side of freedom and the continued protection of our most basic constitutional rights,” – Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle Gosh, would it be that ALL politicians […]

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Actually, Senator Lindsey Graham, the GOP will be blamed for something else!

by Skip February 24, 2015

LINDSEY GRAHAM BELIEVES GOP WILL GET BLAMED FOR DEFUNDING HOMELAND SECURITY Moderate Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) mantra, believes Republicans will be blamed if the Department of Homeland Security is not funded over objections to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty…On This Week, Graham called for Congress to pass an unencumbered Homeland Security bill so […]

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Fear Mongers: Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Laconia Fire Chief Kenneth Erickson, & PFoNH Prez David Lang

by Skip February 8, 2015

From the UL (reformatted, emphasis mine) comes this news from the Federal Govenrment’s Ambassador to NH Shaheen in dragooning two other Government employees into saying “ONLY GOVERNMENT CAN SAVE US ALL!”.  Translation: All hail the Sacred Government! The showdown over Homeland Security funding could affect first responders, right down to local firefighters, U.S. Sen. Jeanne […]

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Why Should You Oppose A Constitutional Convention?

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2015
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Why should you oppose a constitutional convention? No matter who gets elected as a delegate to any constitutional convention the moment they are chosen they become a “politician.” As politicians they will be  subject to the same pressure by the same people who have encouraged politicians to ignore the Constitution we already have. Opponents of the limits […]

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“…the constitution applies even when we are afraid.” – Ian Underwood

by Susan Olsen February 6, 2015

In the unofficial transcript of Senator David Pierce’s comments opposing SB 116 – Constitutional Carry – on Thursday, January 29, the Senator said: “And there was one gentleman in particular, I didn’t get his name, he was standing on the left side of the audience, he went into Article 2-a of the NH constitution that […]

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You can blame Progressives who have hated the Constitution for 130 years

by Skip February 1, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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And we wonder why they are spineless?

by Skip January 26, 2015

“Attention Congressman Gosar! You took an oath about protecting the Constitution. Remember? Amazing short video that reveals what Congress really thinks about the Constitution. He doesn’t get off the hook however without being informed in no uncertain terms why  Liberty must be supported.” The most telling part are the couple of interactions with Congressman Gosar […]

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Concord Monitor bias in abortion reporting? No mention of the Federal Government’s Ambassador to NH Jeanne Shaheen?

by Skip January 1, 2015

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (Thom­as Ken, 1674)     You betcha – the Concord Monitor (aka “Pravda on the Merrimack” for its support of just about all things Leftist and little on the Right) ran a […]

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Email Doodlings – “US House Declares Obama Amnesty “Null and Void…” Yawn….

by Skip December 4, 2014

Yawn and yawn again.  As we have intimated before, some of our best (and snarkiest!) conversation are not here on GraniteGrok but in our (closed) email group of Groksters.  Occasionally, some of it comes out – and here is one of them as I pretty much took exception to the message of Steve’s post:  US […]

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“This body is becoming less and less relevant”

by Skip November 29, 2014

 “It strikes me that the Law can require action or forbid action…Mr. Lazurus, is the Chief Executive constitutionally capable of ignoring both categories of law”? You can’t stop a governmental bully by doing nothing…there has to be the ability to “punch them in the nose – hard”. (H/T: Independent

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Do you think Government telling kids their Rights come from Government is a problem?

by Skip November 26, 2014

In many countries, that would be true.  But we aren’t most countries (at least, not yet) – it is clear that our radical Founding Fathers determined that our Rights pre-exist the formation of Government (e.g., I didn’t happen to be safe from illegal search and seizure or posses the self-defense rights simply because the Constitution […]

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Executive Amnesty – is the GOP going to fight Obama or is this another “Don’t make real waves” Kabuki theater on their part?

by Skip November 20, 2014

This recent election saw more elected Republicans voted into office, top to bottom, than any time since Herbert Hoover.  Each and every poll that I have seen said why – just like in 2010 only louder and more angrily – stop Obama. They kicked the Dems out of more state legislatures and governerships than ever, sending […]

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Really, that’s what they think Gene Chandler should do as NH Speaker?

by Skip November 13, 2014

NH State Rep. Debra DeSimone (R): “The Constitution is a guideline” NH State Rep. Sandra Keans (R, now D): “I don’t try to justify anything by the Constitution, it’s not my job and I don’t want to do it”.   This caught my eye from Steve’s post where a number of Establishment Republicans lined up […]

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Bill O’Brien: a good characterization

by Skip November 13, 2014

On the NH Speaker of the House: Bill O’Brien is the clear choice here, and the only real leader and servant of the people among the three, and the only one with our Republican values and Constitution tattooed on his chest. (H/T: Dan)

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Michael Boldin- Tenth Amendment Center on GrokTALK!

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2014
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Michael Boldin from the Tenth Amendment Center joins us to talk recent elections election results — not candidates but issues; state’s rights issues. We talk about why the Federal government needs states to enforce federal law but that the Feds can’t force them to do it.  James Madison’s steps for dealing with Unwarrantable Acts against […]

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Priorities – Failed Green Energy boondoggle Solyndra or an Ebola Vaccine

by Skip October 30, 2014

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”            – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Remember what Obama said when you go to the […]

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Vindication for Erick Erickson’s Obama Theorem? Prof. Thomas Sowell and another look.

by Skip October 19, 2014

“In other words, the safety of the American people takes second place to the goal of helping people overseas.” “…may be overlooking the possibility that he has different priorities than the protection of the American people and America’s interests as a nation“ To recap: Erick Erickson’s Obama theorem: The world will be more safe if […]

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From a lesbian mayor suing Pastors for their sermons; now Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is suing Ministers for practicing their faith??

by Skip October 18, 2014

There is no “tolerance” in the militant gay movement – there can only be acceptance (even if forced). President Obama’s Obamacare Mandate is forcing Christian companies to provide abortifaciants in their healthcare policies against their religious beliefs and conscious – this is Tyranny in which Government decides what thought is allowed – and what is […]

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GrokTALK! Round Table – Kool Aid And Constitutions…

by Steve MacDonald October 3, 2014
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In Segment three we have a round table discussion covering the flavor of the local Kool Aid®, the bi-partisanship of source documents, TV news and your blood pressure, lefties looking for real progressives for president, how conservatives have already lost the election for Republicans, and more…(30 min) Listen to or Download the full podcast on […]

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